Rugers p series

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    Rugers p series

    I own and have owed quite a few p series pistols 89 , 95, 345, i always have had great luck with all these, i wonder why Ruger discontinued them. what do you guys think do you CC these? or have they become back shelf pistols. whats the best p series pistol.I say its the 95.bring for arguments. and pics.
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    This is strictly my own opinion. The "P" series pistols, while very reliable, tend to be large, bulky and heavy. This makes them less than optimal for concealed carry. Also, metal framed pistols from all manufacturers are becoming scarcer. It is simply less expensive to manufacture polymer frame pistols.
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    Re: Rugers p series

    I used to have a P95. Wish I still had it. Great gun for the price, however as stated, they are a little large, heavy, for CC. With a good belt, maybe open carry. But as a range gun or bed side gun, they are great guns.

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    I was not aware they were discontinuing the P95 or P345. Last I saw you could still buy new ones of both. Did they announce a discontinuation? My P95 is a poly frame gun. Great shooter. A tad big for CC but not impossible.
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    ...owie contryary, my friend...the P95 and P97 just BEG to be concealed...(now the P90s are a bit bulkier...yet I conceal one daily in an AIWB holster...under a pocket T)...the decocker pre-rail models are to die for...
    ...shootable...reliable...inexpensive...the Ruger Ps were discontinued too soon...now from the P345 and later models, I wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for their semiautos...they began rushing them to market and had recalls and problems...learned some hard QC lessons...

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    ...the Rugers are available from $300-$375 used...I won't pass a stainless one up...
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    D-Eagle, you ask...I wonder why Ruger discontinued [the P series], and...

    You ask an excellent question.

    2 of three pieces listed on my LTC are Ruger P series (85 and 94) and to me they are fine, fine weapons. I like a reliable handgun with a manual safety and the P series weapons are simply that. I find them quite accurate on the range, although I recognize that are some who prefer the feel and/or trigger pull of other hand weapons. (Personal choice? A good thing.)

    From the many experts on this fine forum, I suspect that we will learn why Ruger canxed the P series. My guess is sales figures, that competition thing.

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    B. D. asks...Last I saw you could still buy new ones of both. Did they announce a discontinuation?

    It looks (from Wiki) as if the P95 might still be in production. Also (and connecting a few dots, as it was not expressed) it appears as though the "P" in P series might stand for "Police".

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    One of my off duty weapons is a P345. Never had an issue with it.
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    I had a P-97 .45 ACP decocker wish I still did. Accurate, ate everything I fed her, loved 200 gr LEE semi-wadcutters

    If I'm not mistaken the P = Polymer

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    I had a P95. Like others, shot great, ate anything in the mags, but was very bulky, heavy and the grip was HORRIBLE. you could not shoot it without some type of rubber on it.
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    i love my P95 Stainless, I have a SHTF IWB and a Galco leather OWb for her. She goes bang everytime ,15+1, $350 ish new with 2 mags and It will pry last as long as I will. I've said it befo and I'll say it again, P-rugers are a very underrated pistols.
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    I bought a Ruger P89DC stainless 15 plus 1 in 1992, I carry concealed in a Galco Fletch high ride 4 oclock position. OWB with a cover garment. The gun has never failed to eat anything I feed it, awesome reliability !!!!

    Try to talk myself into something smaller , but always read about reliability issues with small 9mm and 380,s,
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    ...you might love the P95...a bit smaller than the P89 and a surprising number of decockers still around...I've got stainless decockers in P95 and P97...a stainless safety model P90...and still looking...would twin both polymers and buy a couple of decocking P90s and P89s if I could find them...

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    I've had this one for 5 or 6 years. Bought it used in a pawn shop for $300. Picked up a nice collection of magazines for it over the years too. 10s, 15s, and 17s. I wanted this one because it was an older P95 without rails Stainless with de-cocker. I would have paid more for this older model than for a new one, but didn't have to. It is a tank, durable, reliable, and an amazing shooter. I used to shoot groundhogs with it out to amazing distances. The accuracy I can achieve with this particular pistol is unmatched with any other.
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